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HIV-1 DNA by PCR test and HIV-1 Abs test

Hi, I took the tests above on the 36th day after exposure. Both tests came negative, (I'm not in any med, never tested positive)However, I'm wondering how accurate these results are? Should I repeat the tests, when? What was the posibility of...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
Shortly after an exposure the HIV ab test may not have time to turn positive. Usually the earliest would be by 2 weeks and most will be positive by 6 weeks. We repeat the testing for 3 months to be sure to catch all positives.The HIV PCR test... Read more »

HIV-1 test

...I recently had an HIV-1 test done at 5 months 1 week, came back nonreactive. My Read more »

single combination test for HIV-1/HIV-2

Hi Doctor!Hope you are well. I think what you are doing is amazing! my question is: how does a... Read more »
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U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Approval of Rapid INSTI HIV-1 Antibody Test

... On November 29, 2010, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the approval of the INSTIā„¢ HIV-1 Antibody Test, a new, single use rapid test for the detection of antibodies to Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type 1 (HIV-1) in Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Bio-Rad Laboratories Receives FDA Approval for Rapid HIV Test That Distinguishes Between HIV-1, HIV-2

...the company plans to begin marketing in the United States later this month, is the first test that distinguishes between the HIV-1 and HIV-2 viruses to receive FDA approval, according to the company. HIV-1 is the most common type of the virus... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Testing Yourself for HIV-1, the Virus that Causes AIDS

...sample for testing is collected in the privacy of your home and then sent to a laboratory for analysis. The "Home Access Express HIV-1 Test System" manufactured by Home Access Health Corporation is the only HIV-1 Home Collection Test System... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Rapid Point-of-Care Testing for HIV-1 During Labor and Delivery -- Chicago, Illinois, 2002

...United States. MMWR 2002;51(No. RR-18). Cohen MH, Olszewski Y, Branson B, et al. Using point-of-care testing to make rapid HIV-1 tests in labor really rapid. AIDS 2003 (in press). Kourtis AP, Bulterys M, Nesheim SR, Lee FK.... Read more »
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can an HIV-1 test detect HIV-2?

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...I had several ELISA HIV 1 tests all negative (thank God). But now I'm wondering about HIV 2. Can the HIV 1 test detect HIV 2? Thanks Read more »

TEST HIV 1Y2 ( SON PRUEBAS FIABLES? )

Posted by SOLUCIONES, 1 Reply
...LOS 2 TEST QUE ME REALIZE SON DE TIPO HIV 1Y2. SON FIABLES LOS QUE ME HICE AL MES Y A LAS 8.5 SEMANAS? Read more »

HIV-1 Proviral DNA by PCR test????

Posted by sadman, 2 Replies
Hello everyone thanks for putting up with me. Its been 8 weeks since my risk and I'm more concerned then ever. I really do seem to have every symptom of ARS despite assurances risks were very slight to none existent. That said, does anyone know... Read more »

Hiv 1/2 reliability vs Hiv-2 stand alone test ?

Posted by SRCHFRANS34, 1 Reply
Does anyone know the % of accuracy for Hiv-2 antibody detection with current Elisa 1/2 antibody tests ? Some of the 4-5 year old posted answers in the archives say 70% accuracy for Hiv-2 , has that changed with today's 1/2 tests ? I'm Finding a... Read more »